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I Have Problems With Self Esteem

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    Self Image

    Honestly, I get really disgusted when I look at myself in the mirror when I don't wear makeup. I am very much exposed to a culture where you are not considered beautiful unless you are skinny, busty, have big eyes, a perfectly shaped nose, and flawless skin. I haven't left my...
    ASGKPFG ASGKPFG 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 1, 2012

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    It's A Constant War

    It's gotten better lately, but it's still a real struggle to think any thoughts towards myself.  I tend to overreact a lot about things that I do wrong or incorrectly, according to me.  If I get a bad grade, I beat myself up about it, call myself stupid and horrible and...
    Wraith16 Wraith16 18-21, F Feb 15, 2012

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    Kind Of...

    I'm a very shy person. Not because I'm that way by choice but because of how I see myself. There are days where I feel like I am completely useless. I feel like people would have been better off without me entering into their lives. I have this problem where I believe that...
    DemonVampire180 DemonVampire180 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 5, 2011

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    I'm really self conscious

    when it comes to what I say and do. I'm still mentally kicking myself for things I said when I was six. My worst problem is when I say things and realize nobody cares. Something I've been thinking about is a couple of years ago when I switched to a new school. The teacher was...
    Brimmless Brimmless 18-21, F Nov 14, 2014

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    Kindergarden

     i dont know when it started or how to end it but  when i was in kinder there was this girl who would always make fun of me or say that im dumb or other  mean things. she would always call me fat or say that i was ugly and such well after that nobody would...
    trying247 trying247 13-15, F Sep 21, 2009

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    Related Experiences

    Ok well if you count getting back together with an ex after 20 years. Lol
    Dirtyoldman1963 Dirtyoldman1963 51-55 4 hrs ago

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    Hello, I recently got rejected by a girl I have known for a few months. After the rejection, sometimes thoughts would come up in my head like, "what if she meets some guy and they...
    wjs066 wjs066 18-21, M 6 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    I was 17. He was 52. Numerous times. I enjoyed it but it shouldn't have happened. I will stick to a more reasonable age range from now on.
    VioletSea VioletSea 16-17, F 5 Responses 2 days ago

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    Friday I'm sleeping over his house with our son. our son is excited to have a sleep over with his sisters. I'm looking foward to being in bed with my ex and cuddle. I'm not...
    smashmouth4eva smashmouth4eva 31-35, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    do you ever just stand in front of the mirror and have no idea who your looking at? I used to be pretty happy about myself, take photos wear whatever I wanted. now I walk around in...
    stargirl1998 stargirl1998 16-17, F 3 days ago

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    I don't think people realize that they make other people feel bad about themselves when they post a nice portrait of themselves anywhere or share their leadership or jobs or...
    thisisausernametoo thisisausernametoo 18-21 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    My appearance, my personality, and overall everything. I'm overly sensitive and lack emotion at an inconvenient time. I'm loud sometimes. I'm too quiet sometimes. I can't...
    CyanideY CyanideY 13-15, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    Having fun at another's expense is a common sign of low self esteem, which is then projected onto another, to disfunctionally address one's own pain.
    CallMeSal CallMeSal 51-55, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    When will I be able to stand up for myself?When will I be able to say what I want to say without fear of what people may think of me? If someone were to say something that I...
    aquamoongoddess aquamoongoddess 22-25, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Everyone is equal and has equal value. Anything about us that can't be sensed through seeing, touching, tasting, smelling, or hearing is imaginary, a story, and not real. Qualities...
    joahola98wj joahola98wj 26-30, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    What does everyone REALLY think about this "hobby". Do you think its almost NSA? How do feelings not develop? I tried it with an exboyfriend and I seriously shouldn't gave done it...
    CJC78 CJC78 36-40, F 5 days ago

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    I need help with a friends with benefits situation that I want to be more.. I have hung out with a guy three times, about a month apart each and have made major dating mistakes...
    shoffman22 shoffman22 22-25, F 11 Responses 5 days ago

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    Honestly I think the whole idea is a cesspool for the mentally weak. The latest greatest idea that is Tinder which was meant for speed dating has now become a McDonald's drive thru...
    ValhallaAwaits ValhallaAwaits 22-25, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I can't stand myself sometimes, I feel like I dig myself into holes. What the hell is wrong with me? Am I not interesting enough? Is there something more interesting on your phone...
    DesiredUserNameandStuff DesiredUserNameandStuff 31-35, F 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    my ex bf that I've known for 13 years has been my friend with benefits. I am married and yes my husband knows. my husband is not very sexual or very affectionate. he knows I want...
    smashmouth4eva smashmouth4eva 31-35, F 6 Responses 6 days ago

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    I’ve been friends with benefits with this guy, recently, whom I’ve noticed weird things about. But then again I might be paranoid, and it’s all fine. First red flag: We...
    Masquerade91 Masquerade91 22-25, F 9 Responses a week ago

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    So I've looked online at many amazing stories involved with crows and how they are there for the worst moments or best times. I'm not sure I am imagining this just to think that...
    silvermoon170 silvermoon170 18-21, F a week ago

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    Look most of the time I'm happy and content, infant 90% of the time I am but I dislike the way I look how I look like a man without makeup how my body is to big, but I hide all...
    hannahg88 hannahg88 26-30, F a week ago

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    I'm so very lucky. I'm blessed. I fell in love with someone who doesn't love me back. And that hurts. But he is also the most loving, protective person I know. He saw that I self...
    Thelostsoulslasthope Thelostsoulslasthope 13-15, F a week ago

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    I mean, yeah, maybe you're feeling really bad about yourself but don't put other people down just cause you hate yourself. Talk to someone. Someone you trust. If you can't or don't...
    nobodynumbah8 nobodynumbah8 13-15, F a week ago

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    ...i pray to God that he will help me do this again. i don't want to be depressed and scared anymore. i don't want to be haunted and paranoid. i want to be happy!
    sunriseinmyeyes sunriseinmyeyes 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 3

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    My best friend does that to everyone and it's really obvious that she does it to cover her own insecurities, but it's so annoying and people who doesn't know how she is always end...
    Danimp5 Danimp5 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 2

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    Having this disease is excruciating. Inside I rot and squirm unable to get rid of this feeling, and I just smile to the world to convince them that I'm okay. I can't move forward...
    artemicionmoon artemicionmoon 26-30, M Feb 2

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    it's only fare if we try make the World a comfortable place for everyone. don't judge or try diminishing somebody for being themselves
    dollarsigns dollarsigns 16-17, M Feb 2

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    Hello, I haven´t posted anything for a while.. Sh*te is I discovered the guy I've been with for some months now it's with another girl. We had an open relationship so its not...
    96Charlie 96Charlie 18-21, F Feb 1

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    That's why I always blame myself,even if other person did wrong.Whoever it is...To everyone I just keep apologizing.I just want everything to b normal in the end.But if u apologize...
    GenuineAngel GenuineAngel 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 31

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    On days where I find myself surrounded by those who seem to have everything, I end up feeling as if I'm drowning in my thoughts. I can't place the underlying cause/reason for the...
    MaliciousInternet MaliciousInternet 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 30

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    I can't help but hate myself when my partner and I try to be intimate but my own self consciousness prevents me. I end up curled in a ball crying as he tries to comfort me.. It...
    littlelynne littlelynne 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 30

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    Self hatred has been my constant companion most of my life. I wouldn't really know what to do if I felt normal. And recent events have shredded the little bit of self esteem I had...
    nothingandno1 nothingandno1 31-35, F 2 Responses Jan 30

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    So many people have died around me; my Granddad, my dad, my best friend. I can't help thinking that everyone crosses my shadow is doomed to have a short life and i hate myself for...
    MyLifeIsStrange MyLifeIsStrange 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 30

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    Where to begin...I don't believe I know exactly why I self loathe or self hate, I COULD hazard a guess but I don't like letting myself off the hook. I face up to things. Is it...
    followthewhiterabbit followthewhiterabbit 22-25, F Jan 30

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    I have so many scars and I've tried to kill myself so many times and I've been in the hospital so much. I hope my whole life won't be like this, or else my life won't be that long...
    rawerimadino rawerimadino 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 30

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    This is 1-100 problems I have in sick of it.
    dyingsnowangel dyingsnowangel 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 28

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    I really don't get it. When I was a teen. I didn't care so much about what others said or did to me. I was in my happy bubble. But today, gaaah. I can't text anyone or have any...
    realcomplicated realcomplicated 26-30, M 1 Response Jan 28

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    Your smell makes me cry and this shirt smells of you So I hold it to my face and I sleep with it Because with out you I'd cease to exist.
    EndlessBummerz EndlessBummerz 26-30, M Jan 26

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